I like to see minimalism as a balance between the outside and the inside of ourselves. The less you own in your everyday life the more space you will have within you to fulfil with what you really need for a happier life.
Living a minimal lifestyle doesn’t equal a restrictionist lifestyle. We tend to have this feeling because we give more importance to the wrong things in life.
We are trapped in the consumer culture we’ve built our lives around.
Today’s problem, in fact seems to be the meaning we assign to our stuff: we tend to give too much meaning to our things, often forsaking our health, our relationships, our passions, our personal growth, and our desire to contribute beyond ourselves. That doesn’t mean there’s anything inherently wrong with owning material possessions. Minimalism simply allows you to make these decisions more consciously, more deliberately.
Minimalism is a tool to get rid of life’s excess in favor of focusing on what’s important so you can find happiness, fulfillment, and freedom.
Minimalists search for happiness not through things, but through life itself; though, it’s up to you to determine what is necessary and what is superfluous in your life.